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CRH vs. Sclerotherapy

CRH Compared to Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is the injection of a chemical through an anoscope into the hemorrhoid tissue, which causes it to scar and shrink to eliminate symptoms. It is rarely practiced today due to the high risk for complications.

In contrast, the CRH O’Regan System is the latest in hemorrhoid removal technology.  With the CRH O’Regan System, a small rubber band is placed at the base of the hemorrhoid to cut off the blood supply, causing it to fall off within a few days.  The rubber band is placed in an area with no nerve endings making the procedure painless.  Hemorrhoid banding with the CRH O’Regan system is widely practiced by GIs across the United States.

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What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical into the hemorrhoidal tissue through an anoscope, causing it to scar and shrink. Once the hemorrhoid has reduced in size, most patients will find that their symptoms improve or go away. The inflammation created by this injection often requires patients to take pain medication after the procedure, and complications may occur if too much medication is injected, if it is injected into one of the hemorrhoidal veins, or if it is injected too deeply.  Potential complications of sclerotherapy include abdominal pain, infection, prolonged pain or burning and even rare cases of impotence.

The Risks of Sclerotherapy

Though this treatment used to be quite common for hemorrhoids, it has lost popularity as other effective treatments have become available which carry a much lower risk for significant complications. If your doctor has recommended sclerotherapy, you should know about the practice and the risks involved.

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